Join us on Wednesday April 24th to hear from former youth in care about their journey's through the system - and what to do from here.
In BC, youth from care age out without the support most of us count on. We're on a mission to change that.
In coming weeks, we will announce five panelists in the coming weeks. Until then, secure your spot for what will be a powerful panel and meaningful stories - with a call to action that includes fixing our broken system.
About Fostering Change:
You can find out more about our campaign and learn about our origins at the Vancouver Foundation here. We have lots of research that supports our work - from advocacy resources (like FOIs and organizing guides) and our own original reports.
Lastly, if you want to help sustain a youth-driven campaign about fixing the child welfare system, please donate.WHENApril 24, 2019 at 7pmWHERE312 Main
312 Main St
Vancouver, BC V6A 2T2
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Most young adults in BC can count on financial support, relationships and family connections to help them get a good start in life. However, that’s not the case for everyone.
Cut off from support at 19, youth aging out of foster care too often end up homeless, don’t finish high school, and have no one to turn to in their 20’s.
But you can change this.
Sign the petition today, and help write the future with youth aging out of foster care.
“We believe youth aging out of foster care should be able to count on three things until age 25:
Consistent financial support with basic living costs like housing, transit, and food while they attend school, learn skills, and find work.
Long-term relationships with caring dependable adults for support, advice, and references, so that they always have somewhere to turn.
A chance to connect and contribute to their communities through creative, cultural, and volunteer activities, so that they feel like they belong.
We believe this will make a difference, and ask community, political, and business leaders to commit to a plan that includes these supports.”